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Report: Long-term deal for Greg Hardy unlikely before deadline

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The deadline to sign players under the franchise tag to long-term extensions is fast approaching on Tuesday.

However, Carolina Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy may still find himself waiting for a new deal until next offseason. According to Albert Breer of the NFL Network, Hardy is unlikely to receive a long-term extension with the Panthers prior to Tuesday’s deadline.

Hardy has racked up 26 sacks over the last two seasons with a career-high 15 coming last year for the Panthers. He was slapped with the franchise tag by the Panthers and quickly signed the tender to lock him into a $13.1 million deal for this season.

However, Hardy was also arrested in May for a domestic violence incident with his girlfriend in Charlotte. His day in court to face charges of assaulting his girlfriend is also set for Tuesday.

If a deal is not struck before the deadline, Hardy will be unable to sign a long-term extension until next offseason.

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2 Responses to “Report: Long-term deal for Greg Hardy unlikely before deadline”
  1. rrhoe says: Jul 15, 2014 6:29 AM

    Good morning to all,guess what,football season is on the horizon!!!!!

  2. pantherfan40 says: Jul 15, 2014 12:32 PM

    man i wish we would just trade him for andre

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